How do I become a paid on-call firefighter for the City of Dayton Fire-Rescue?
Applications for paid on-call firefighters are available year-round. Please note firefighters, whether full-time or paid on-call are required to meet the same training standards as set forth by T.C.A. 4-24-112. The application may be picked up by visiting the administrative offices located at:
City of Dayton Fire-Rescue Station #1
1169 Market Street
Dayton, TN 37321
Why do you send a fire truck along with an ambulance to a medical emergency?
During many medical emergencies response time can make a difference between life and death. The City of Dayton Fire-Rescue staffs medically licensed personnel on each shift to ensure the earliest possible medical intervention.
How do I obtain a fire department report?
Most reports may be obtained by choosing one of the following options:
1. Call the administrative offices (Monday-Friday) at (423) 775-8402.
2. Stop by: 1169 Market Street, Dayton, TN 37321.
How do I obtain a permit to burn natural vegetation (leaves and/or sticks)?
A daily permit is required October 15 - May 15 each year to burn leaves and/or sticks genereated from the permit holder's property. Call the Tennessee Division of Forestry at (423) 775-0151 or utilize the online application at www.burnsafetn.org.
What is not allowed to be burned in a burn pile or pit?
Visit the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation to learn more about what is not permissible to burn in Tennessee at https://www.tn.gov/environment/program-areas/apc-air-pollution-control-home/open-burning.html.
Why did a fire truck pass me on the roadway with activated lights and sirens, but then turn them off and change lanes or turn off?
Safety of Dayton's residents and visitors is the highest priority of the City of Dayton Fire-Rescue. That said, fire suppressiion equipment must respond with activated emergency lights and sirens to all emergencies, whether real or perceived. When the first apparatus arrives on the scene, or verified information has been recevied, confirming there is no apparent emergency the department's apparatus slow to "non-emergency" or cancel response. The City of Dayton Fire-Rescue's apparatus operators have been trained to always drive with due regard, especially when there is no longer a real or perceived emergency.
Why do emergency vehicles block traffic lanes when there is a vehicle crash?
Travel lanes must often be blocked to facilitate a safe and efficient work area for emergency responders. All of the City of Dayton Fire-Rescue's personnel have received training concerning "Traffic Incident Management" and take the issue seriously. Personnel must carefully weigh the risk to responder safety with the interest of the motoring public when deciding how or when to block travel lanes. The department's personnel are well versed in clearing apparatus and personnel from the scene as soon as it is safe to do so.
How do I obtain a 9-1-1 address for my property?
Contact Rhea County Central Dispatch Director Shane Clark at (423) 775-6078.
Does the City of Dayton Fire-Rescue fill swimming pools?
The short answer is no, the department does not fill swimming pools. Large volumes of water moved in a short amount of time, whether from a fire hydrant or truck, often is discolored and will stain most pool liners. The cleanest way to fill your swimming pool, while it will definitely take longer, is to use your garden hose.
How do I request a CPR, First Aid, Fire Extinguisher, or Fire Prevention program/class?
Public Education/Community Risk Reduction classes are scheduled as requested by calling (423) 775-8402.
How do I schedule a fire station tour or on-site fire truck visit?
Visitors to the station(s) are common, but large groups should call at least a week in advance to schedule a station tour. Additionally, on-site fire truck visits must be coordinated through the department's administration. Please call (423) 775-8402 (Monday - Friday) for further information.
What edition of the ICC: International Fire Code is enforced by the City of Dayton?
Currently, the 2012 International Fire Code is enforced by the City of Dayton Fire-Rescue.